WatchGuard Awarded All-Star Review
SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — WatchGuardÃ‚® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions today announced that the WatchGuard XCS 770R received a perfect, five-star review in all categories from SC Magazine. As the leading IT security authority, SC Magazine rigorously tested the WatchGuard XCS 770R under seven categories: Features, Ease of Use, Performance, Documentation, Support, Value for Money, and Overall Rating. In conclusion, their editors stated, “The XCS appliance provides solid functionality that is easy to use and manage with a vast amount of configuration flexibility.”
“It is an honor to receive an all-star review like this from SC Magazine,” said Roger Klorese, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard. “Email and web-based attacks are the number one threat to businesses today, and for that reason, it is critical that businesses utilize the best solution possible.”
The WatchGuard XCS (Extensible Content Security) 770R appliance offers a vast feature set for managing email content and protecting against email-based threats. Additionally, it supports today’s demanding policy and compliance requirements. Like all WatchGuard XCS appliances, the XCS 770R provides protection from a wide variety of threats, such as spam, viruses, spyware, phishing and other malware, as well as data leakage prevention (DLP).
WatchGuard XCS – Providing Data Loss Prevention for the Masses
While some organizations require simple outbound content controls, others require extreme granularity in defining DLP policies and identifying violations based on a wide range of privacy and compliance policies. With the XCS 770R, DLP policies can be created with just a few clicks.
For granular data loss prevention controls, the XCS 770R provides tools to apply in-depth controls with the ability to apply an arbitrary number of conditions to a content rule, or even apply nested rules within any grouping. Bi-directional attachment scanning and attachment controls of over 400 attachment types can be applied in minutes from a single UI. Furthermore, administrators can be notified of DLP violations with customizable per-rule notifications (also available for senders and recipients, if chosen) for knowing which rule or rules triggered a violation.
Proactive Protection from New and Emerging Spam and Phishing Attacks
The WatchGuard XCS 770R combines powerful spam signatures with its content and context-based anti-spam protection that learns from each unique messaging environment to make accurate spam handling decisions. The XCS Spam Rules feature provides enhanced protection from unwanted spam and phishing campaigns. By augmenting the XCS knowledge-based learning anti-spam technology with signature-based anti-spam, the appliance strengthens its protection to effectively detect new spam variants and phishing attacks that fall under the radar of most other anti-spam technologies.
Enhanced Security Controls and Web Traffic Acceleration
Web-based applications have become a critical tool for organizations due to the myriad of business and social benefits that they deliver. However, Web-based applications tend to be rich in content, require greater bandwidth, and put increased stress on corporate networks. The WatchGuard XCS 770R features an advanced web proxy, uncategorized URL enhancements and controls, and critical web traffic improvements, which speed up web traffic scanning and reduce latency, bandwidth and server loads.
Frequent Tasks Screen
With the XCS 770R, administrators have access to a Frequent Tasks screen that ensures foolproof setup and provides quick access to commonly used configuration and management tools. This makes day to day management tasks painless and simple.
Pricing & Availability
The WatchGuard XCS 770R is available now from authorized WatchGuard resellers worldwide. Pricing begins at $14,400. The SC Magazine review is here: http://www.scmagazineus.com/watchguard-xcs-770r/review/3549/. More information about WatchGuard XCS solutions is available at http://www.watchguard.com/products/xcs-770-970-1170/overview.asp.
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuardÃ‚® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurityÃ‚® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit http://www.watchguard.com/.
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